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high rollers tournament all set for Dec 7-14 in Grand Bahamas

Posted By: Phil Simborg
Date: Friday, 5 October 2018, at 5:22 p.m.

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GRAND BAHAMA INVITATIONAL & PRO/AM

Sponsor: P40The board of choice for many of the top players in the world. We are proud to offer first of its kind Singles event, with players handicapped to offer lower-level players a more reasonable chance to compete.

WHEN: 2018 December 7-8, Pre-Qualifiers and special events. Dec. 9- 14, Main Events

WHERE: Grand Lucayan Resort Bahamas

EVENTS: Singles, Pro-Am Doubles, Money Matches, PaskoGammon, SpeedGammon, and Mini-Matches

SINGLES FORMAT: Dec 7-8 Pre-qualifiers entry $1,250, $2,500, and $5,000. (The tournament is capped at 32 players and qualifying events will only be offered subject to space available.) Dec. 9 entry $8,000* for Singles matches. Optional Re-buys for first round losers at $5,000. All matches 13 points.

HANDICAPS: In all Singles matches players will be classified as a Giant, Open, or Intermediate player. A Giant is anyone who has ever been on the Top 32 Giant list AND anyone the TDs designate as a Giant based on their PRs and tournament performance. An Open Player is anyone who would be required to play in the highest division of a major tournament. And Intermediate is everyone else. Classifications will be made by the Tournament Directors.

Giants start their 13-point matches 0-2 vs Intermediates, 0-1 vs Open players.

Open players start their matches 0-1 vs Intermediates.

PRO-AM FORMAT: Dec. 11 entry $2,000*. The TDs will determine which half of the players will be designated as Pro Players. The balance of the players will be designated Amateur and will bid for their Pro partner with a minimum bid of $500. Money from bids will go into the prize pool along with the $2,000 per player, and the prize pool with be split 50/50 between the pro and Amateur.

MONEY MATCHES FORMAT: (Entry fee to be determined) A new event where players play a single opponent money games for 1 hour (clocked), to determine the winner with winning games from both sides count for division of the prize money.

SIDE POOLS: : For the Singles, there will be two $2,000 side pools offered. A General Side Pool open to all players, and a Restricted Side pool that only non-Giants can enter. For the Pro/Am Doubles there will be two side pools of $1,000 each open to all teams.

SCHEDULE: The Singles event starts at 1PM on the 9th and is completed on the 10th. The Pro Am Doubles begins on the 11th and is completed on the 12Th. On the 12th there will be after-tournament events. *All players in the Singles event are also entered in the Pro/Am..

HOSPITALITY FEE: $700. Included with the hospitality fee and room rate are all meals, snacks, beverages including beer and wine, bellman, gratuities, and taxes. Other benefits include travel dicsounts, reduced room rates, AND THERE WILL BE NO RAKE from the main events.

BOARDS: P40 boards with Scramblers (baffle boxes) will be supplied for every match and two of these very fine boards will be awarded as prizes. The winner of the Singles event will get one board, and the Amateur player who wins the Pro/Am doubles will get the other board. Players will be offered an opportunity to play side events to win a board, in addition to cash, and players will be offered the opportunity to buy the P40 boards at the end of the tournament at a discount. P40 is the board of choice for many of the top players in the world.

REGISTRATION: Registration details will be provided within a week. Again, we are limiting this tournament to 32 players but you can reserve a place now by emailing Phil Simborg at pjsimborg@gmail.com

DETAILS: Your Tournament Directors are Perry Gartner and Phil Simborg. Standard USBGF Rules will apply, with clocks, baffle boxes preferred, dice on checkers, legal moves.

This is a private, invitational event, and we reserve the right to decline any player, and our classification of players and rulings are final. Grand Lucayan Resort: http://www.grandlucayan.com/accomodations/lighthouse-pointe/

 

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